How do you post a site link, like a youtube video, parts list, etc. ?

madprofessor

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Anybody can talk about some parts they got, or a video they saw, or a vendor they recommend, etc.
Everybody but me seems to know how to post a link to that in their discussions. How do you do it?
How do you do it without having to write down and then type in 50-60 characters from the header line?
 

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you mean like this:

that's all auto inserted info.. (called unfurl)
in order for it to work, the url needs to be in a line of it's own..
if you put the same url in a sentence like https://www.diygokarts.com/community/threads/rupp-go-kart.42222/ this for example,
it doesn't unfurl....
that's essentially all there is to know for you

There's also a hidden setting to try and force unfurl onto a link
but that doesn't work in the stinking WYSIWYG editor.. only in BBcode mode
the bb code would be
[URL unfurl="true"][/URL] or [URL unfurl="false"][/URL] of course
https://www.diygokarts.com/community/threads/rupp-go-kart.42222/
(unfurl = false here)
or inlined with unfurl=true
(which of course then adds the required line breaks on it's own to render the box)

source text entered:
Code:
[URL unfurl="false"]https://www.diygokarts.com/community/threads/rupp-go-kart.42222/[/URL] 
(unfurl = false here)
or inlined [URL unfurl="true"]https://www.diygokarts.com/community/threads/rupp-go-kart.42222/[/URL]  with unfurl=true
(which of course then adds the required line breaks on it's own to render the box)
also it doesn't work on all target urls it depends on the meta tags of the target, no meta content, no unfurl-box ;)

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